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History is the process of understanding texts and their contexts. We learn about history through the documents and artifacts left by those who came before us. The historical essays in this course provide the opportunity to analyze a variety of primary source documents in order to engage with the context of key historical figures.
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Conduct research to learn about the origins and context of The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Gilgamesh (opens in a new window) https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gilg/hd_gilg.htm
Then read about the afterlife in The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Enkidu’s Dream (opens in a new window) http://web.archive.org/web/20010217041824/http://www.humanities.ccny.cuny.edu/history/reader/gilgames.htm
Respond to the following questions in a cohesive essay, with an introduction, a series of body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Incorporate direct references to the primary source(s).
What is the historical setting for this document?
What is the afterlife like according to this document?
Does this ancient Mesopotamian perspective of the afterlife compare to your own.
Requirements: Cohesive essay, incorporates an introduction, a series of body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Incorporates direct references to primary source(s).
Comprehensively and insightfully addresses all prompts:
What is the historical setting for this document?
What is the afterlife like according to this document?
How does this ancient Mesopotamian perspective of the afterlife compare to your own.
Writes with authority citing only authoritative sources through paraphrasing rather than direct quotation.
Note: This assignment will be checked for plagiarism.

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